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Month: October 2012

How to have a healthy Halloween without ruining the fun

How to have a healthy Halloween without ruining the fun

Posted on October 28, 2012 By Hope Gillette Let’s admit it: for most children, Halloween is all about the candy. Dressing up in a fun costume and wandering the neighborhood with family and friends is just a perk for what will otherwise be a night laced with candy-induced dreams. However, a healthy Halloween is still possible! For the parent who wants to provide a healthier experience on Halloween, there are some great options which will keep the night fun without…

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Top 5 habits of highly healthy people

Top 5 habits of highly healthy people

By Dr. Joey Shulman, DC, RNCPMaking minor, yet meaningful changes to your lifestyle can help you become a significantly healthier and happier person. Our health expert shares five tips on sleep, nutrition and fitness to help you achieve these goals.“Why does she look and feel so good? I think I want what she’s having!” If you find yourself thinking like this it might be time to adopt some new habits.  After working in health care for over a decade and working one…

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U.S. energy drink makers not reporting caffeine levels, study says

U.S. energy drink makers not reporting caffeine levels, study says

CTVNews.ca Staff      Published Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012Energy drink manufacturers do not accurately list the levels of caffeine in their drinks, a new report says.Consumer Reports magazine measured caffeine levels in 27 energy drinks and shots, testing three lots of each product. The amount of caffeine found in the drinks ranged from 6 milligrams to 242 milligrams per serving, with some packages including more than one serving.While caffeine can boost energy, it can also affect heart rhythms and increase…

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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Mostly known for being a part of Halloween decorations or a pie filling, pumpkins are also packed with nutrition and offer a wide range of health benefits. Pumpkins are a storehouse of vitamins, mineral and other healthy nutrients. Whether it is the pulp or the seeds, pumpkins are great for your health and can offer some incredible benefits. Nutritional Composition of Pumpkins High Carotenoids Content – Pumpkins owe their bright Orange color to the high amount of carotenoids present in…

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5 Ways to Get Healthier & Happier With Age

5 Ways to Get Healthier & Happier With Age

Molly, selected from Experience Life      October 20, 2012     1. Connect With Others One of the most important things you can do to enrich your life at any age is to connect with other people. Meeting, talking, collaborating, sharing — none of these personal-growth essentials happens when an individual is isolated. The people around us (friends, lovers, family, mentors and even enemies) can all provide important insights and become catalysts that aid us in our quest to…

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What’s really scary about Halloween: Crossing street, not tainted candy

What’s really scary about Halloween: Crossing street, not tainted candy

By Beth J. Harpaz, The Associated Press October 17, 2012  NEW YORK, N.Y. – Hey, mom and dad: Halloween’s not really all that scary — except when it comes to traffic safety.Despite warnings about tainted candy, candle fires and even child abductions, real Halloween headlines are rarely about any of those things. Instead, tragedies related to the holiday typically involve trick-or-treaters hit by cars. Fortunately even those accidents are relatively few in number.And here’s something that might surprise you. A…

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Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter  THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Six cups of green tea a day may slow the progression of prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The finding stems from research that showed prostate patients scheduled for a type of surgery known as a prostatectomy, where the prostate is removed, reduced their levels of some disease-associated inflammation by drinking lots of brewed green tea in the weeks preceding the operation. And that reduction in inflammation may inhibit…

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Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

By Alan Mozes   HealthDay Reporter  THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Six cups of green tea a day may slow the progression of prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The finding stems from research that showed prostate patients scheduled for a type of surgery known as a prostatectomy, where the prostate is removed, reduced their levels of some disease-associated inflammation by drinking lots of brewed green tea in the weeks preceding the operation. And that reduction in inflammation may inhibit…

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Multivitamins may reduce men’s total cancer risk

Multivitamins may reduce men’s total cancer risk

Canadian Cancer Society warns not to choose supplements over other known risk reducers CBC News     Posted: Oct 17, 2012 Men who take a daily multivitamin over the long term may help reduce their risk of cancer, a large new U.S. study concludes. The study, led by Boston researcher Dr. J. Michael Gaziano, follows other studies that have had mixed conclusions on whether multivitamins help cut cancer risk. The study released in Wednesday’s online issue of the Journal of the…

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15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)

From MP Bhattathiry (Retd. Chief Technical Examiner to the Govt. of Kerala, India) The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. Here’re top fifteen medicinal uses of tulsi. 1. Healing Power: The tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. They promote the removal…

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